Sara Smith, L.Ac.

Sara graduated from Portland State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology. Pursuing her interest in medicine she began investigating acupuncture and East Asian medicine and immediately connected with the tradition’s whole-systems approach, and its emphasis on total-body wellness and the mind-body connection. In 2017 Sara began her formal studies at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, with advanced studies in orthopedics and an interest in sports medicine. 

Sara has strong foundations in biomedicine, orthopedic assessment, and anatomy. Passionate about patient education, Sara always seeks to help patients understand their conditions and their treatment options. She takes a collaborative approach to care and strives to understand each patient’s unique circumstances and treatment goals. Her background in dance helps her assess movement and uncover imbalances in the body. Her treatment style incorporates muscle balancing and postural correction to restore function and ease of movement. She treats a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal complaints, pain, and women’s health issues. Her practice incorporates Shiatsu massage, gua sha, cupping, and herbal medicine. 

Outside of clinical practice, Sara dances Argentine tango and salsa. She enjoys yoga, hiking, and weightlifting, and she teaches Qi Gong.